I cannot get my 31/2 old to sleep at night. She is tired but just plays or throws a fit (If put in pack n play to keep from playing). Any suggestions?

Chrissy - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I have always used a good bedtime routine we have wind down time her schedule is very regular. None of that makes a difference when we put her to bed she plays.

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Michelle - posted on 01/23/2009

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I don't know if this will help or not but I have recently discoverd with my 11month old that he has decided to make his own schedule. With me a stay at home mom I guess its better that way,but if you can't let her do that see if she will let you hold her and rock her to sleep.start about 30 min. before bed time.Thats what I do with my son



Good luck.

Amy - posted on 01/23/2009

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I was going to suggest dropping a nap as well. We recently did this as we were having bedtime issues as well and it's made a HUGE difference for us. Good luck!

Deborah - posted on 01/23/2009

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Check out this site and product. www.mytotclock.com The results are absolutely amazing. And the testimonials are real and prove it. Give it a try. Your child will be sleeping well through the night and enjoying bedtime before you know it.

Deborah - posted on 01/23/2009

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Check out this site and product. www.mytotclock.com The results are absolutely amazing. And the testimonials are real and prove it. Give it a try. She'll be sleeping well through the night and enjoying bedtime before you know it.

Nicole - posted on 01/23/2009

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I had the same problem with my son but we got in to a routine of reading a book and then I tuck him in and put a lullaby cd on for him. He falls asleep and stays asleep all night.

Liz - posted on 01/23/2009

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I'm in a similar situation only my daughter wakes up through the night and cries for me to get her. I spoke to the drs. about it and they all said it's a pattern that has been created and I need to let her cry and keep her in her crib. They also suggested the Richard Ferber method...which worked for my son who is now 5yrs. In the past few days, I have tried the method and it seems to be working. I would suggest no naps during the day and put her to bed between 8-9PM. Remove all toys from her room and if she keeps getting out of her bed/crib, just keep putting her back. Stay consistant...it will work. Good luck.

Chrissy - posted on 01/23/2009

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Quoting Chrissy:

I cannot get my 31/2 old to sleep at night. She is tired but just plays or throws a fit (If put in pack n play to keep from playing). Any suggestions?

I have always used a good bedtime routine we have wind down time her schedule is very regular. None of that makes a difference when we put her to bed she plays.  I have taken all the toys out of her room but she has a unbelievable imagination.  We avoid sugar all of the time because she doesn't tolerate it well anyway.


 

Sonya - posted on 01/23/2009

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oh, and maybe try getting her up earlier in the day, unless she already does...

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2009

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I hope this helps... Try cutting back some of the sugars ..even during the day..does she have naps during the day? if so she maybe at the stage where she doesnt need them anymore.

Sonya - posted on 01/23/2009

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keep her toys out of her room maybe. keep on with the routine, same time every night, and if she gets up and out of the room, walk her straight back and say its bedtime. Every time after that just put her in bed without a word....thats what supernanny does (on tv)

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